NaBloPoMo Day 19: New Beauty Toys @Clairsonic

I know  am well behind on the Clairsonic bandwagon.  I was skeptical about whether it was worth the cost, or if it was even all that necessary since people have been washing their faces without one since the beginning of time, and I was worried it was going to be messy and drip water everywhere.  My mom got me the Mia 1 for my birthday, and I have found that it really is quite nice.


I was happy to find that it was not messy at all. The brush builds up a nice lather, but it does not drip water everywhere. I felt like the brush’s pulsations got my face squeaky clean.  The pulsations were a nice gentle massage for my face, which was a nice luxury at the end of the day.  Do I think a Clairsonic is an absolute necessity for clean skin? No. But I do think it is delightfully luxurious and a nice addition to my beauty routine before bed.

I only learned how to properly blow dry my hair about 2 years ago (before, I used to rough-dry it into a mess of frizzy waves, then flat iron it all out, resulting in a pathetic, limp head of hair).  I use a t3 Featherweight Luxe 2i hairdryer which I am moderately obsessed with, even going so far as to bring it with me when I travel because I do NOT want to use another dryer. Other dryers just do not measure up. I have been using the round brush that came with it, but I have a lot of hair, and my hair is very thick, so even with the fast work of the t3, it can still take a while to dry (imagine how long it would take trying to dry my hair with a standard hair dryer…)

Round Brush

I finally made the jump to a large-barrel ceramic round brush. I think it is 2 and 7/8 inches diameter.  I did my first blow out this morning, and it was a DREAM.  I can dry larger sections of my hair much more quickly, and I only have to run each section through once (I often had to run them two twice with the smaller brush).  The sections came out even smoother, but with a nice curl at the end.  I had rough-dried my hair the night before and slept with a braid in, so all that was left to do was the final dry by sections. The process took maybe 10 minutes. It was wonderful, and this brush is my new obsession.

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